Passion for Horses
Katie Gooch is a writer from Suffolk, England. Her writing often explores the worst of life and finds beauty in the bleak. She has received recognition in the ESRC Genomics Forum Poetry Competition (2011), the Dor Kymmyn Poetry Competition (2011), the Ip-Art Short Story Competition (2009) and is published in Booktalk magazine (2012)and Paraxis 03 (2012). Katie is a member of an eclectic writing group, without whose support her words would be languishing in longhand in the dozens of notebooks she takes with her everywhere.
Becky Bean is a freelance writer in her thirties who currently resides in Huntington Beach, California. Creator of The Blog of Becky, a humor blog chronicling her stories of mishaps and adventures, she's also a member of the Writer's Critique Group and is currently working on her first book. When not writing or battling the dreaded laundry pile, she can be found chasing after her two unruly sons, eating too much sugar, and daydreaming about buying her next horse. You can also connect with Becky on Twitter.
Meg Eden has been published in various magazines and anthologies, including Rock & Sling, The Science Creative Quarterly, anderbo, Gloom Cupboard, and Crucible. Her chapbook, 'The Girl Who Came Back,' was given first honorable mention of NFSPS's University level Poetry award. Her collection, 'Rotary Phones and Facebook,' is scheduled for release in June of 2012 by Dancing Girl Press. You can connect with Meg on her website artemisagain.wordpress.com
Debby Dean feels she's been blessed to have led an adventurous life. Along with raising and showing Appaloosa horses and Australian Shepherd dogs, she's driven a semi, been a pipe inspector for steel mills, and worked on a dude ranch in Wyoming. A singular experience she'll never forget was the opportunity to serve as a handler for Lipizzaner stallions between exhibitions.
Now retired, she lives on a small farm in Western Pennsylvania where she is a caregiver for her handicapped brother. She has two horses, three dogs, and is indulging in her passion for writing. You can connect with Debby on Facebook.
Gail Kavanagh is a former journalist living in Queensland, Australia. Now retired, she enjoys creating blogs and websites, indulges in a bit of freelance writing, and spends time with her grandchildren. Life is good, even if she never owned another horse after Che. You can connect with Gail via Twitter and Facebook. Don't miss her Asian cinema/science fiction blog. Also check out BellaOnline forums, where Gail will guide you in Science Fiction and Fantasy movies to the Philippines.
Robert B. Simpson is a retired Army officer who served in many areas of the world over three decades. At the end of his active service, all of it in the Infantry, he settled in Georgia, close enough to an Army post to be lulled to sleep by the sound of weapons firing. A lover of horses for a lifetime, he was owned for many years by Gringo, a Palomino gelding, and Gringo's companion, Chica, a tiny Shetland mare. He is a freelance writer and author of "Through the Dark Waters: Searching for Hope and Courage."
Kellie Troy was born in Melbourne, Australia. She has had a great passion for horses ever since she can remember. Although she did not have her first horse until she turned thirteen, she took riding lessons for years and attended several horse riding camps. Her greatest passions are helping horses who have fallen on hard times, riding and daily horse care. As a teenager, she loved attending pony club and competing with her gelding. She worked part time at a riding school until she finished high school. After high school, she took a two year, full time Horse Management course. This led to a job in the horse industry. She has worked with breeding thoroughbreds for racing, helped to train standardbreds for the track and worked with show horses and ponies. She loves working with babies, teaching them to trust people.
She hopes you've enjoyed her story. She loved sharing Joe and Tricky's journey with everyone. As of the publication of this book, they are still living a happy, pampered retirement. You can connect with Kellie on Facebook.
Janet Huntington was born in Racine, Wisconsin but grew up in Colorado and survived a Catholic high school education at Benet Hill Academy School for Girls.
After studying graphic design at Colorado State University, Janet waded into life with two horses, a job as a waiter and the hopes of becoming an illustrator and horse trainer. She illustrated numerous children’s books, book covers and greeting cards before giving in to the lure of playing cowboy. She began training horses full time and spent the next 15 years studying the art of the reined cow horse, culminating in a top ten finish at the National Reined Cow Horse association Celebration of Champions.
Janet became a reporter and columnist with the El Paso County and Fountain Valley News after retiring as a trainer and began writing a blog, The Mugwump Chronicles, where she shares stories about the horses she has known and discussions about training and fair treatment for the horses she loves. The Mugwump Chronicles averages 40,000 page views a month, is read worldwide and continues to grow at a steady pace. She has been a consistent winner of the Humorous Column Award for the Colorado Press Association.
Janet lives in Southern Colorado with her family, her dogs and her horses, Odin and Madonna.